Showing posts from June, 2017

DIY: Gold Leaf and Emerald Resin Cabinet Knobs

This post is sponsored by ETI. All the craft ideas and opinions are my own. DIY: Gold Leaf and Emerald Resin Cabinet Knobs These posted last month on ETI Resin's Blog! They have loads of great ideas for resin crafting.  I used to be timid working with resin, but it is a really awesome medium for making quality projects. I received the supplies needed for this sponsored post. If you saw my post yesterday, you'll notice this updated hutch--check it out here !  I was totally inspired by Brancaster Castle on the Chrismtas Special of Downton Abbey. (source) It's also the castle that Lady Edith marries into.  It's stunning! I just froze the show and studied it.  I love those giant ornate frames, the marble fireplace, the clock, the valance over the door, the high ceilings and molding.  So awesome. I love the emerald green and the gold!  It's so glorious! So that's the inspiration for these awesome cabinet knobs. Imagine the possibilities as

DIY: Shabby Chic Furniture Cabinet!

DIY: Shabby Chic Furniture Cabinet! I love updating and refinishing furniture!  Check out this before and after! I received this chipped, grimy cabinet hutch for free. It looked like it belonged in the trash or on the curb for sure!  I used this Chalk paint in Sheepskin to paint it. It's from Plaid Crafts , they send me the supplies I love in exchange for using them! Chalk paint is's a post about it and milk paint  I just wiped the cabinet down with a damp cloth and then started painting. No sanding necessary! It goes on thick and creamy.  I only painted the outside edges.  With the first coat there are still visible paint brush lines. You can stop there and then sand and distress the edges.  But I let it dry and painted one more coat. 2 coats helps give it a smooth and wonderful finish.  Finish it off with some wax or just leave it. Distress it if you like. I upgraded the knob with a gorgeous emerald and gold leaf knob that I